More Works By Alice Vander Vennen Mixed Media 2023
21 × 61 in 53.34 × 154.94 cm
21 × 61 in 53.34 × 154.94 cm

About Illumine

The title means to ‘shine a light’ or illuminate. Alice Vander Vennen’s beautiful contemporary compositions are designed to tell a story. Fashioned by hand, the canoe-like shape of the form suggests life’s journey. Rendered in an eclectic mix of ‘found’ materials—shiny polished copper pops accompanied by stones, fossils, piano hammers and archival and new textiles.

“I strive to have the materials form a new voice of a gathered people, a celebration of the human spirit in relation to its Creator, whether from secret spaces or the most flamboyant expressions.” Alice Vander Vennen

Alice Vander Vennen has worked as a professional artist since 1980. A child of immigrant parents who experienced war-torn Holland, Alice has used her art to capture stories of loss and hope; courage and strength. First trained as a sculptor at Calvin College, USA, with further training at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Alice now works in three-dimensional assemblage, participating in numerous exhibitions throughout North America. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections in Canada, the US and abroad.